Essential Oils

Essential oils can be an alternative for over the counter pain medications, a sleeping aid, like lavender, or have the benefits of eucalyptus that has both analgesic, antiseptic and antiviral effects.

Essential oils have been used for centuries to assist in healing and treatment. These oils were used in Biblical times, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In the twentieth century a French chemist Rene’-Maurice Gattefosse’ discovered using pure lavender on a burn that he sustained in his lab, to reduced the pain, scarring and enhanced healing of the burn (Kennedy, 2016). During World War II a shortage of antibiotics was experienced and essential oils were used to treat wounded soldiers, as a result infections were halted and reduced (Kennedy, 2016).

Pure essential oils come straight from nature, and can be used to improve your health and wellness. They contain no wax, dyes, fillers or chemicals from questionable sources; and if they are used correctly they pose no harmful side effects (Kennedy, 2016).

Essential oils can be delivered through inhalation or topically. Either way you can reduce pain, promote healing, cleansing or speed up detoxification. This is not a call for you to give up your current medical regime but an offer of new information to enhance your health and wellness.

Just keeping your informed!


Kennedy (2016). The Portable Essential Oils, A Pocket Reference of Everyday Remedies for Natural & Wellness. Sterling Publishing Company. NY, New York.

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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